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Thank you for visiting the 2021 Winter Freeze page. Here you’ll find CCA Texas resources as they relate to the freeze and recovery.

You can help the spotted seatrout fishery recovery expeditiously by supporting temporary fishery management measures by TPWD, practicing safe fish-handling techniques and only keeping what you need to eat.

– Shane Bonnot, Advocacy Director, CCA Texas


CCA Texas members can participate in the public comment opportunities by providing feedback to TPWD online OR at one of the scheduled public hearings. CCA Texas supports the current TPWD proposal to help the spotted seatrout fishery recover from the February 2021 freeze. Alternatively, CCA Texas supports any other slot size and bag limit change that would achieve equivalent increases in spawning stock biomass.

2021 Winter Freeze Updates

NEW from Texas Parks and Wildlife: Emergency Spotted Seatrout Regulations Extended 60 Days in Laguna Madre

By | 2021Freeze, News, Uncategorized

“The data from our Coastal Fisheries biologists clearly shows declines in spotted seatrout populations in multiple Texas bays. While the 60-day extension of regulation changes is warranted now in the Laguna Madre, additional focus on trout fishery recovery in the San Antonio and Matagorda Bay systems is needed as well.”

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